The list author says: "These are the books that make him laugh, make him think, and are followed with a "read it again, please" each and every time. These are also the books that make me love being a mother. More are sure to be added as the year of 3 continues."
"This is an incredible lift-the-flap book for any child interested in how machines, appliances, tools, etc work. From pipes within your home to conveyors to hair dryers to escalators, this book covers it all. Perfect to introduce at 3, and it will be a lasting favorite."
"This book has been a standing favorite since my son was two. It was one of my own favorites from childhood, as well. How disappointing that it is no longer in print. It is such a dear story, and I am so thankful to have a copy."
"This beautiful book provides obvious and many not-so-obvious items to count on each page, it introduces counting backwards from 10, and there are allusions to many, many fairytales. This book is so very delightful to look at and talk about with my son!"
"I loved this book when I was a girl, and my son is also quite taken with the little witch who can't seem to get anything right. The unexpected ending is just right for a young preschooler to learn that not all things are as scary as they might seem..."
"Your child will enjoy the idea of a large family in which each child insists on only eating one particular food all the time. You will sympathize with the exhausted parents who accomodate their children's every dietary whim. A delight to read, and my son absolutely enjoys it."
"This seems to be a more obscure Beatrix Potter story, but we love it! It is one of the best books we own for challenging my son's reading comprehension. This tale is very amusing, has engaging plot twists, and like other Potter books, introduces exceptional vocabulary."
"Too, too bad this book is no longer in print. Just last year (2009) it was, and thankfully, I ordered it. The illustrations are brilliantly captivating and could stand alone in telling this humorous story. A must-have for Easter!"
"The stories and poems in this book are wonderfully and thoughtfully told, and the illustrations are even better. This book is a true treasure, and I am so thankful to have my childhood copy to share with my son. It is such a treat to read this one at bedtime!"
"My son adores this pop-up book, and the artwork is fantastic. He also enjoys Pienkowski's Little Monsters, but Dinnertime has more of a story to it. These books are perfect for independent "reading" or for car rides."
"A cheerful and very preschool-appropriate story/songbook about pirate life. The song is catchy, though a little redundant. But what preschooler minds that? Fascinating facts at the end that he will appreciate as he gets older."
"My son began enjoying each of Dunn's books at age two. He still loves these straightforward stories that describe the routines, encounters, and mishaps of various animals. The plentiful photography throughout make these stories seem so real, and I think this is why they are so appealing."
"An enchanting book to help personify the concept of love to your child. My son is intrigued by Jay's lovely illustrations. The imagery means more than he'll realize for awhile, but he thoroughly enjoys it nonetheless."